Block 7 - Mr. BonesHappy Halloween everyone! Today we're going off the crazy train for a Halloween treat. Meet Mr. Bones, he's one rattlin' dude (anyone remember White Christmas?). I can't decide if this fits my definition of Modern or not, but he sure is cute!
I chose two fabrics - orange and dark gray - for my version, but feel free to experiment with his eyes, nose and mouth in any color combinations you like. Embroidered accents for the teeth would be cute, too!
From the background, cut 1 - 7" square.
I didn't want to get into applique quite so early in the quilt along, but here we are nonetheless! If you don't have a favorite applique method, I recommend you find one. I started out with fusible webbing, but quickly learned that it's not very practical for a bed quilt or throw. (Doesn't hold up under use and washing. For wall hangings, it can be used quite effectively.) I outline my method in Quilt Retro, but any method that works for you is the best!
If you really don't want to bother with applique, just swap out this block with something else that pleases you. There are no rules to this quilt and you don't have to do exactly what I'm doing!
|My fabric choices: dark gray and this cool orange batik I found tucked in with my oranges. It has dark grays - almost black - running through it so it's perfect for a Halloween block!|
To access the Mr. Bones template click here.